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Buffalo Bisons (27-25)
The Bisons got a a big start from Deck McGuire but needed some timely hitting from Jared Goedert and Dan Johnson to secure their first win (5-2) in four games. Goedert and Johnson drove in 2-runs each in the 4-run 8th inning.
The Bisons were 3 for 12 with RISP but they were clutch when Goedert hit a 2-run bases loaded single and Johnson added some insurance runs with a 2-run double to drive in Ryan Goins and Goedert. All this all coming with 2-outs in the 8th.
Deck McGuire was making his 2nd career triple-A start and has been impressive thus far. Deck missed out getting his 2nd win in as many tries by one inning, but finished with a very impressive line all the same. Deck got 11 ground ball outs versus 3 fly ball outs. Deck was very economical with his pitches throwing 62 of his 88 pitches for strikes. Ryan Tepera, the pitcher of record, and Neil Wagner pitched 2 scoreless innings capping the impressive Bisons pitching performance. With the recent promotion of Bobby Korecky, we can expect to see Neil Wagner re-establish himself as the Bisons closer. Wagner converted 16 saves for the Bisons in 2013. In seven games, Neil Wagner has yet to allow an earned run and is perfect in converting 4 of 4 save opportunities.
Darin Mastroianni– 1/3, R, 2B(12), SB(11)
Ryan Goins- 1/3, R, BB, 2K
Jared Goedert- 1/4, R, 2RBI(27)
Dan Johnson- 1/3, 2B(9), 2RBI(35), BB, K
A.J. Jimenez– 0/4, K
Matt Tuiasosopo– 0/3, 3K
Andy LaRoche– 1/3
Munenori Kawasaki– 2/3, R, 2B(10)
Kenny Wilson– 0/3, R
Deck McGuire- 7.0IP, 3H, 2R, 4K, HR
Ryan Tepera (W, 2-1)- 1.0IP, H, K
Neil Wagner (S, 4)- 1.0IP, BB